St. Michael’s, Bowness-on-Solway
Postcode: CA7 5AF
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Opening Times: Open All Year (including Christmas and New Year) Approximately 0900 – 1600 throughout the year.
Parking: Roadside alongside churchyard
Access to the churchyard is via steps and is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
WC in village hall nearby
Please note that access to all churches is currently suspended.
Church Safeguarding contact please visit the Safeguarding page.
A sturdy Norman building, with massive buttresses, built just outside the site of the westernmost fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Its 17th-century bells, which can be seen in the church, have a fascinating history relating to the violent times of the Border reivers. Of special interest is the beautifully carved Norman font, and a good collection of 20th century stained glass windows. Come and be surprised! The Millennium Banner reflects life today on the Solway, as does the fine collection of embroidered kneelers. In the churchyard there is an 18th century sundial, a smuggler’s grave and a hearse house.